It's funny how things pan out sometimes. Nothing can happen for ages and then it all comes at once. For example, there was a solar eclipse on 1 May 664. This was quickly followed by a plague and Deusdedit, the first Anglo-Saxon Archbishop of Canterbury, caught it and died.
There is very little known of Deusdedit's early life, but after his death he was made a saint. His feast day of 14 July was designated a major feast day, so that should tell us how revered he was. He was buried in the church of Saint Augustine in Canterbury and his remains translated to the new abbey church in 1091.
There may have been a cult surrounding him, maybe not, but his shrine survived until Henry VIII decided to dissolve the monasteries in the 1530s. That Tudor king has a lot to answer to.
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